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London

People queue outside the Louvre' pyramid during

The Tripologist

Everyone asks… Are city passes good value?

Michael Gebicki One persuasive argument in favour of city passes is that they allow you to bypass ticket queues.

The Backpacker

Welcome to the world's worst road trip

Bus tours can be fantastic, life-changing adventures ... but sometimes they go wrong.

The Backpacker Buses don't have to reverse, if your driver knows where he's going.

Famous flyer: Brett Climo

BRETT CLIMO

The level of service at the Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair was like nothing else.

Airlines

Everyone asks: What happened to the Concorde?

British Airways Concorde

Michael Gebicki Flying at supersonic speeds, the turbojet-powered aircraft is one of the most exciting and beautiful passenger aircraft ever to take to the skies.

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Photo galleries

Photos

London's new high-rise: The Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard

Shrangri-la Hotel

The Shard in London, tallest building in Western Europe, is home to the city’s first high-rise hotel.

Photos

Six of the best: London's luxury hotels

The Connaught

You'll be spoiled for choice at London's six best luxury hotels, writes Julietta Jameson.

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Tourists beware: thievery hotspots around the world

London may not have the reputation for crime that some other cities do, but it's actually one of Europe's worst cities for thieves.

Mark Juddery When a bag containing my laptop and smartphone was stolen in London, it was a shock to me - but not to the locals.

Europe

Budget best: cheapest ways to do Europe's greatest cities

Eiffel Tower Paris Heat

Europe's most popular cities are also among the most expensive. Here's how to make the most of them without burning a hole in your pocket.

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Travel News

Virgin Australia axes Melbourne to Los Angeles services, announces daily flights to Brisbane

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JAMIE FREED 1:15pm | Virgin Australia will increase flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles to a daily service and abandon its Melbourne-Los Angeles flights as rival United Airlines enters the latter route in October.

MH17, Elmo and Sophie Monk: What Qantas travellers are interested in

JAMIE FREED 12:28pm | Passengers can now watch news content on large screen at Qantas domestic business lounges and Qantas Club lounges in all capital cities.

Boeing introduces 'space bins' to increase cabin luggage space

11:08am | Boeing is introducing larger overhead lockers in its plane cabins to accommodate more hand luggage.

Shark sightings boost tourism at film location for Jaws movie

OLIVER SMITH 11:58am | Increased sightings of great white sharks are luring tourists to where Steven Spielberg's Jaws' was filmed.

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